Uçmakdere (Firuze) Roze Merlot 2019

Points : 8/10 Price : 69 TL from the winery. Lively nose with aromas of granadilla, strawberry, cherry, grapefruit and white pepper. Medium bodied with medium but fresh and crispy acidity. It’s elegant and lively on the palate. A good balance between fruit and acidity. The mouth is full of a delicate sweetness of flavours…

Perdix Pinot Noir Rosé 2018

Points : 8,5/10 Price : 76 TL at Mensis Mahzen On the nose, peach, quince and wild strawberries. Some soft floral and spicy tones as well. Fleshy, round and well balanced. Some stony minerality. Light lemony flavours with orange peel and black cherry. Some herby undertones. A juicy rose with a zesty kick at the…

Vinolus Rosé 2018

Tempranillo and Kalecik Karası Points : 8,25/10 Price : 89 TL at Mensis Mahzen Vinolus is a boutique winery from Cappadocia which produces organically grown grapes. They’re one of a few wineries in Turkey to hold an organic agriculture certificate. As far as I know, they produce 3 white wine grapes (Narince, Chardonnay and Roussanne)…

Tasheli Patkara rosé 2019

Points : 7,75/10 Price : 65 TL at Mensis Mahzen. This is the first time I taste Patkara grape which is originated from Mersin in Turkey’s Mediterranean region. This rare grape variety was almost forgotten. The only remaining vineyards are located at an elevation of 1200 metres above sea level in the Taurus mountains on…

Gürbüz Roze Mood 2019

Kalecik Karası 40%, Papaskarası 30%, Cinsault 30% Points : 8/10 Price : 88 TL at Mensis Mahzen Here’s a marketing coup from Akın Gürbüz. Akın’Bey produces excellent wines and work as an adviser to some wineries in Turkey. This new série called “Mood” in English aims at a younger crowd which wants to drink more…

Chamlija rose de strandja 2019

Points : 8,75/10 Price : 87 TL at Mensis Mahzen Made from low-yield Papazkarasi, Pinot Noir and Kalecik Karası grapes. The colour is pale peachy salmon. On the nose, strawberry, raspberry, rose, stone, grapefruit and white peach. The mouth has attractive peachy oily character. Very fresh, layered. Traditional method, 5 hours under low pressure. Chamlija…